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[krahy-on-iks] /kraɪˈɒn ɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
the deep-freezing of human bodies at death for preservation and possible revival in the future; (def 1).
(functioning as sing) the practice of freezing a human corpse in the hope of restoring it to life in the future


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